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Students selected for N.C. Governor’s School

High school students selected for N.C. Governor’s School program

Fifteen students from Gaston County Schools have been selected to attend the 2021 session of the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s School.

Held annually at two sites, Governor’s School East is at Meredith College in Raleigh and Governor’s School West is at High Point University in High Point.  The program runs June 20 through July 28.

Governor’s School is a summer enrichment program for 650 students from across the state.  It is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically and/or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.  The experience provides an opportunity for outstanding students to explore the latest developments, problems, and theories in the various fields of the arts and science.  Officials will determine this spring whether Governor’s School will be held in an in-person or virtual format based on COVID-19 health and safety guidance.

Nominations for Governor’s School are made by each local high school, reviewed by a local committee, and submitted to a state committee for final selections.  The selection process is extremely competitive.  Students are chosen based on academic standing or ability to perform in an area of concentration such as dance, art, music, and drama.

Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker stated:  “We would like to congratulate our students who were chosen to attend Governor’s School.  Being selected is one of the most significant accomplishments a high school student can achieve.  The students are to be commended for their outstanding achievement and for being among the brightest and most talented students in our state.”

A distinguished faculty chosen from public and private schools, colleges and universities, and private businesses and organizations serve as teachers in the program.  Nationally recognized consultants also provide instruction.

The following students from Gaston County Schools were chosen to attend Governor’s School this summer.  The list includes their high school and area of study.

Governor’s School - East
Hailey Royall, Stuart W. Cramer High School - Natural Science

Aaron Hollar, East Gaston High School - Instrumental Music, Euphonium
Luis Tejada, East Gaston High School - Social Science
William Barnes, Forestview High School - Natural Science
Evan Friday, Forestview High School - Math
Amy Hernandez Gutierrez, Hunter Huss High School - English
Kylie Puett, North Gaston High School - English
Dylan Nicks, South Point High School - Math

Governor’s School - West
Amarah Kendrick, Ashbrook High School - Dance
Margaret Lu, Forestview High School - Social Science
Austin Moss, Forestview High School - English
Navaeh Meadows, North Gaston High School - English
Lydia Crawford, South Point High School - Choral Music, Alto 1
Autumn Deal, South Point High School - Visual Art
Scotlyn Wyatt, South Point High School - English

Click here for more information about the North Carolina Governor’s School program.